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Philosophy Minor

Requirements for a Minor in Philosophy

Students seeking a minor in philosophy are invited to work out an appropriate program with any member of the department. The program must include a minimum of 18 hours of philosophy, at least six hours of which must be upper-division (300- or 400-level), and at least one course must be chosen from PHI 400, PHI 420, PHI 430, PHI 440, PHI 450, PHI 460, or PHI 470. You can also choose a study of ethics from one of the practical ethics minors as follows.

Practical Ethics Minors

Choosing one of these minors will add a complementary credential to students in any Grand Valley major program by providing them with a thorough grounding in philosophical thinking about ethics and value. Students can choose courses tailored to their specific area of study. A grounding in philosophical thinking, especially thinking about ethics and value, is of significant personal, practical, and professional value to students pursuing many different major programs.

Students from all majors can elect one and only one of these minors. A minimum of 18 credits are required for any of the minors. Two courses are required courses in each of the minors, PHI 102 and PHI 460. Additionally, the student must select four electives, two of which must be upper division courses (300- or 400-level).

Ethics, Culture, and Society Minor

Courses Required

Students must complete the following:

Elective Courses

Select four courses (at least 12 credits) two of which must be upper division courses (300- or 400-level courses) from the list below. These four elective courses can include up to two courses noted with asterisks:

Health Care Ethics Minor

Courses Required

Students must complete the following:

Elective Courses

Select four courses (at least 12 credits) two of which must be upper division courses (300- or 400-level courses) from the list below. These four elective courses can include up to two courses noted with asterisks:

Ethics, Culture, and Society Minor

Courses Required

Students must complete the following:

Elective Courses

Select four courses (at least 12 credits) two of which must be upper division courses (300- or 400-level courses) from the list below. These four elective courses can include up to two courses noted with asterisks:

Philosophy Program Description

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